Book Character Book Day Build Up

Teachers have been dressing up as characters to support our Book Day Event on the 31st of March. Last week they dressed as characters from Mario Puzo’s novel ‘The Godfather’ of which Yr 13 English students study the film version. On the 31st of March – our students will hear from people who are writers, poets, cartoonists/ illustrators.  The day will end with each WA class dressing up one of their classmates as a book character for our grand parade!  Reading is so vital for your child’s success in the world of education and Book Event is one of many activities we have planned for the year to inspire our students and whanau to read!



Auckland Schools’ Debating is an organization run by the Auckland University Debating Association.  The competition involves 54 schools and a total of 1500 students debating a wide range of topics from banning cellphones in schools to making New Zealand another state of Australia. Tangaroa has been in this competition since 2007 and we have been hosting the Southern Junior Open Zone since 2008.  We have also entered teams into the Southern Senior Open Zone and the Advanced Open (all zones) for the past 14 years.

Tangaroa College in the news

A great article featuring our very own DP Imeleta Faumuina.

TC & the Otara Bike Burb

On Saturday we had 25 TC senior students gain some  volunteer work experience at the Otara Bike Burb. There was 100 bike riders changing the narrative of bike riding in Otara in a safe family oriented environment.

Big thanks to the students who were able to give back to the community and gain some work skills they can add to their CVs.
Here is a video of the event if you like to watch –
I have attached couple of photos as well.
More opportunities coming very soon for students

Year 11 Civic Service Awards

A huge congratulations to the following students for receiving their ‘Civic Service Awards’ from the Otara-Papatoetoe Council and TOPS services. They have received these awards after being nominated by their peers, their community and the school for their contributions and fantastic attitudes!
Lorenzo Akanoa 11LU
Marina Niutama-Puiri 11HSA
Lamanite Ulugia 11SHA
Kalolo Paea 11PM
We had a fantastic night with their whanau celebrating along with five other schools. Tangaroa College certainly stood out as the loudest and proudest but also the most united. ‘Once TC, always TC’.

Spirit Of Adventure

Yesterday we said bon voyage to ten Year 10 students and teacher, Nicola Seagar as they board the Spirit of Adventure for the next 5 days. An incredible experience that these students will treasure for the rest of their lives. As well as an opportunity to make life-long friendships, life and leadership skills.


TC Girls steps to becoming certified Volleyball Referees

Tangaroa College was strongly represented at the Local Volleyball Referees clinic held at Mangere College on Monday 15 March. These young ladies should not only be congratulated for the 100% success rate but for being excellent ambassadors for our school.